WORCESTER Warriors suffered a 19th straight Gallagher Premiership defeat as a 20-minute first-half blitz was enough to ensure Newcastle Falcons secured a bonus-point win at Kingston Park.

Falcons scored 17 points in the opening 20 minutes, including a brace of tries from winger Adam Radwan as they raced ahead in what proved to be the decisive stage of the match.

George McGuigan also crossed for the hosts either side of Radwan’s tries before Sean Robinson wrapped up the bonus-point when diving over with just over 20 minutes to play.

Two late scores from Worcester; one from Shillcock and one from captain Ted Hill proved to nothing more than a consolation on what was another dismal afternoon for Worcester.

The hosts dominated the first quarter and went ahead after just four minutes when man-of-the-match Adam Radwan finished acrobatically in the corner after Newcastle had caught Worcester too narrow.

Hooker George McGuigan finished off an a spectacular driving maul, that travelled 20 metres at a serious rate of knots before the hooker flopped over with ease.

Then Radwan once more showed his quality. This time, he received a looping pass out on the left from centre Luther Burrell and, from a standing start, hacked ahead and beat everyone to the ball before finishing in style.

The away side were losing the physical battle and the Worcester coaches reacted by removing the whole front row on 26 minutes as the experienced trio of Ethan Waller, Nick Schonert and Niall Annett came on.

The made a difference and got a foothold in the game but Duncan Weir missed two penalties and had nothing to show for their efforts at half-time.

Warriors had a lot more ball and territory at the start of the second half and Jamie Shillcock had a glorious chance to set-up a try on 52 minutes but somehow, with Tom Dodd outside him and the try line gaping, the full-back passed into touch rather than the back-rower’s hands.

Falcons had spent the majority of the second-half in their own half but secured the bonus-point on 57 minutes when second-row Sean Robinson broke through the midfield and stepped Shillcock before dotting down.

The conversion was added by fly-half Brett Connon and it was a 24-0 lead.

There was plenty of huff and puff from Worcester as they made an attempt to get back into the game but despite a number of visits to the 22, they were unable to make anything stick.

They did manage to finally get on the scoreboard with 12 minutes to play when Shillcock dotted down after a sustained period on the Newcastle try-line.

Captain Ted Hill, playing at second-row instead of flanker, capped off another fine individual performance with a try on 77 minutes but it was all too little too late.